More on geocentrism

By Phil Plait | February 16, 2007 9:19 am

So there’s a little bit of a kerfuffle over my posting on Geocentrism which appears to be working itself out. I posted it because of reports that some goofball Georgia state representative put out a memo about the Jews running the Earth, how evolution is a Jewish plot of some kind, and how the Earth doesn’t spin. He was the one who brought up the mind-numbing tear-your-eyes-out-of-your-head website in the first place. Have fun reading that. It should come with a warning label.

But to make matters worse, another goofball — this time a Texas legislator — used the state House distribution system to send that memo out to the entire Texas legislature. That’s when this thing hit national attention, as well it should. If you’re going to do something that ridiculous and humiliate yourself to that kind of level, it’s best to do it in front of as big an audience as possible.

Someone, at some point, must have clued the Texan in on what he actually did, because he did something people rarely do– he actually went and read the Fixed Earth website. Red faced, he has now apologized and said he should have looked at the website first.

You think?

Blecccch. This story gets weirder and weirder. Go to Talking Points Memo for details. This whole thing is making me dizzy. Maybe I’m just feeling the Earth spin.


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